Donizetti's legendary comedy, L'elisir d'Amore, premiered in Milan in 1832, and was first performed at the Met in 1904. The Bartlett Sher production I saw on Saturday, March 26, opened in the 2012-2013 season, with Anna Netrebko as Adina. The 2016 production was well cast, with each of the main characters fitting admirably into their roles: The physical allure of Aleksandra Kurzak combined with her poignant soprano voice made for a playful, attractive Adina. The handsome Vittorio Grigolo imbued his Nemorino with a prepossessing, carefree charm; his "Una Furtiva Lagrima" stole the night, earning him a long ovation after which, being close to the stage, I spied a furtive smile cross his bowed face. The tall, handsome Adam Plachetka's Belcore filled the swaggering shoes of the quintessential, dashing soldier, while Alessandro Corbelli's Dulcamara was probably the most seamless characterization of the night - every gesture, facial expression, and note Corbelli sang breathed a naturalness into the role that rang of a lifetime of experience. L'elisir d'Amore is an endearing, intelligent comedy, playing on the farcical nature of the human being - our ability to deceive ourselves with hope, greed, pride, and hypocrisy. But what makes it charming is that despite all these shortcomings, sometimes our most pure and rare characteristic - honesty - has a way of winning out in the end.